Flashmob send off for headteacher goes viral

A surprise flashmob at a school near Lincoln has gone viral after around 375 children gathered to give their headteacher a fitting send off.

Amanda Griffiths has worked at Witham St. Hughs Academy since it opened in 2006 as a teacher. She was promoted to Deputy Head three years later before becoming headteacher in Easter 2015.

She is leaving her role as headteacher at the end of the school term after a promotion within the LEAD Academy Trust.

Amanda has always wanted to do a flashmob so teachers and children got together and practiced secretly whenever they could before performing the surprise masterpiece for her on Tuesday lunchtime.

Click here to watch the video, which has been viewed by around 6,500 people and shared nearly 100 times. It was dubbed Mission Giant by the children as it was kept a secret for so long.

Amanda told The Lincolnite: “I will sincerely miss the school and community as it has been such an enormous part of my life for so long.

“Every child kept it a secret for a week, I cannot believe that this is possible in a school this size (375 pupils).”

A spokesperson for Witham St. Hughs Academy said: “We are going to miss her as headteacher and want to wish her well in her new post.

“We are gutted to be losing her. She is fun and bubbly and well respected by the pupils and staff.”